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Dublin: 10 °C Friday 24 October, 2014

#Road Safety

# road-safety - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Speed limits in housing estates to be reviewed after tragic death of Jake Brennan

Jake’s Legacy Campaign was set up to promote increased safety on roads for cyclists and pedestrians.

# road-safety - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Man seriously injured as car hits wall

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

# road-safety - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Phones, children and even car mats are distracting drivers – making crashes more likely

Road Safety Week is highlighting the increase of deaths on our roads this year.

# road-safety - Monday 6 October, 2014

The medical condition that makes driving “incredibly dangerous”… Thousands of us could have it

The medical condition that makes driving “incredibly dangerous”… Thousands of us could have it

Sleep apnoea, which results in increased sleepiness behind the wheel, affects middle-aged men in particular.

# road-safety - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Aaron McKenna: We need to deal with the dangers of older drivers as much as young ones

Yes, it may be politically unpalatable to target older drivers (ie solid voters) but is that a good enough reason to allow dangerous drivers onto our road?

# road-safety - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Elderly man killed in Offaly car crash

The man’s car struck a ditch this morning and he was fatally injured.

# road-safety - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Poll: Do shocking road safety ads make you change your driving behaviour? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do shocking road safety ads make you change your driving behaviour?

The latest such ad shows one man’s final journey before a high-speed collision.

Mayo kids tattooed to remind parents to put seatbelts on them

With temporary tattoos, of course…

# road-safety - Friday 5 September, 2014

# road-safety - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Number of children killed on Irish roads has already doubled from last year

Minister Paschal Donohoe called the rise “incredibly worrying.”

# road-safety - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

‘He was like a wounded pup’ – Mother makes emotional appeal over speed limits

Roseann Brennan’s son Jake died in June after being knocked down near his home.

# road-safety - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Explainer: Do pedestrian crossing buttons actually work?

TheJournal.ie takes a look at the question of pedestrian buttons acting as a ‘placebo’.

# road-safety - Friday 1 August, 2014

Higher child, cyclist and pedestrian road fatalities this year

Latest figures show an increase in road deaths overall for the first seven months of 2014 compared to last year.

# road-safety - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Penalty points are being increased for some offences in time for the bank holiday

Speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, or using a phone will now incur three points.

# road-safety - Thursday 24 July, 2014

# road-safety - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Driving over the next few days? Here’s how to stay safe in that bad weather

A Status Yellow warning has been issued by Met Éireann for the coming days, with heavy showers and thunderstorms expected.

# road-safety - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Drivers, cyclists urged to brush up on road safety to curb bike accidents

Eight cyclists have been killed on our roads in 2014.

# road-safety - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Moving to Ontario? You’ll be able to swap your Irish driver’s licence for a local one

New mutual exchange agreement reached for Irish people living and working in Ontario, and Ontarians living and working in Ireland.

# road-safety - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

‘It’s like an army general giving orders: You do what you’re told’ – Varadkar

The Transport Minister has been talking about the upcoming reshuffle, the Rugby World Cup and why he prefers Frances Fitzgerald to Alan Shatter.

# road-safety - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Drivers told to slow down in estates after four-year-old knocked down

The girl was hit this morning in the John Sweeney Park estate in Carlow.

# road-safety - Thursday 26 June, 2014

‘We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle’: €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams SOS

# road-safety - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Appeal for witnesses to fatal Dublin motorbike crash

The bike was involved in a collision with a car on Ballygall Parade, Finglas at around 5.05pm on Monday.

# road-safety - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From Business ETC Will a ‘black box’ fitted into cars help improve road safety? Telematics

Will a ‘black box’ fitted into cars help improve road safety?

A new study, which is being run by Trinity College Dublin and CRASH Services, will fit a ‘black box’ into cars to see if such technology can help improve driver behaviour.

# road-safety - Monday 16 June, 2014

Byrne’s parting message: Road deaths WILL increase unless gardaí get more resources

The veteran broadcaster, who is stepping down as RSA chairman, said it had been “very hard to get through to the people in Justice” on the issue.

# road-safety - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Gaybo to resign as RSA chairman, criticises a lack of garda resources

The RSA thanked him for his ‘tireless’ work as a campaigner.

# road-safety - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Mayo pedestrian dies after being struck by a van

The man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene.

# road-safety - Monday 9 June, 2014

Horse attached to sulky dies after smashing into oncoming vehicle

The ISPCA is now calling for a ban on these small carts being used on public roads.

# road-safety - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Pregnant women significantly more likely to be involved in a serious car crash – study

Canadian researchers are calling for expectant mothers to be warned of the risks.

# road-safety - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Woman in her 70s killed when car collides with jeep

A second woman in her 70s received serious injuries.

23-year-old dies after car hits a wall

A man in his early 20s has been arrested in connection with the crash.

# road-safety - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: It was a day like any other, until my motorbike crashed and my life changed forever

Jerry Towey lost a leg after a road accident when he was just 19 years old. Tragedy struck again 22 years later when he was training for a cycling race.

# road-safety - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Here’s how Garda Traffic bikers practice Motorbikes This post contains videos

Here’s how Garda Traffic bikers practice

The bikes weigh 350 kilos, but can still reach 200km per hour.

Watch: Gardaí release some examples of Ireland’s bad driving Bad Drivers This post contains videos

Watch: Gardaí release some examples of Ireland’s bad driving

In one clip, a motorcyclist hits 200km per hour on a wet road.

# road-safety - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Over 1,200 people were caught on their phone while driving last Thursday and Friday

That is despite gardaí warning road users that they were clamping down on the offence.

Gardaí want motorcyclists to be careful this summer

The call comes as the number of bikers dying on Irish roads spiked in 2013.

# road-safety - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

153 people were arrested for drink driving over the Easter weekend

Gardaí say it is clear that their message is “still not getting through”.

# road-safety - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Roads in Mayo get prayers and blessings in a bid to reduce road deaths

The ceremonies will take place at all Catholic and Church of Ireland churches in the county on Sunday.

# road-safety - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Gardaí have issued 45,000 penalty points notices this year

And they want you to avoid one over the Easter weekend.

# road-safety - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Road deaths falling in Europe – but up 19 per cent in Ireland

The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.

# road-safety - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Byrne “always treated with respect” by Callinan

The broadcaster had earlier called for the Garda Commissioner and Minister Shatter to apologise to the garda whistleblowers.

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